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Baxter Bell, MD

Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, eRYT 500

Baxter has been actively deepening his understanding of the power of yoga since making the stress-reducing move from a career as a busy family doctor to that of a yoga teacher and medical acupuncturist. Baxter is co-author with Nina Zolotow of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging, as well as co-founder and contributing writer for the blog Yoga for Healthy Aging. He is a graduate of the Piedmont Yoga Studio’s 18-month Advanced Studies Program, and served as Director of PYS’s Deep Yoga Program for many years, teaching the Experiential Anatomy, Yoga Technique, and Yoga Methodology portions of that training. He is also on faculty for several Teacher Training programs around the country, including the Namaste Yoga Studio’s Teacher Training Program and the Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training program at the Niroga Institute, both in Oakland, California. Baxter is a Certified Yoga Therapist, a level of training denoted by C-IAYT.

Baxter teaches public and specialty Back Care yoga classes in Oakland and Berkeley, California, as well as workshops and retreats around the country and internationally. He teaches a healing, nurturing style of Hatha yoga, balancing our desire for action with our need to quiet the mind, emphasizing the qualities of curiosity and meditation in the practice. His students say they appreciate his clarity of instruction and playful sense of humor.

To order Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being, go to Amazon, Shambhala, or Indie Bound. Follow Baxter Bell, MD on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.  




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